5 teams that could trade for NY Jets QB Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson will be traded this offseason, but to who?

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2. The NY Jets could trade Zach Wilson to the San Francisco 49ers

If there's any head coach in the NFL who could potentially fix Zach Wilson and salvage his career, it might just be Kyle Shanahan. The San Francisco 49ers head coach has worked wonders with Brock Purdy and carried Jimmy Garoppolo to a Super Bowl. Could Wilson be his next project?

Much like many of the other teams on this list, Wilson should be familiar with many of the concepts in the 49ers' offense. His work with Mike LaFleur and even Nathaniel Hackett would prove valuable.

As for the 49ers, Sam Darnold is slated to be a free agent at the end of the season, meaning that the team might be looking for a new backup quarterback. Perhaps Wilson can replace Darnold for the second time in his career.

The Jets and 49ers have a strong working relationship, given Saleh's ties to the organization. They make a ton of sense as a potential landing spot for Wilson in a trade.

1. The NY Jets could trade Zach Wilson to the Kansas City Chiefs

The plan for Zach Wilson in 2023 was to have him sit and learn behind one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Aaron Rodgers. That, of course, didn't exactly work out, but perhaps a similar plan can be enacted next season.

The Kansas City Chiefs are an obvious landing spot for Wilson this offseason. Chiefs head coach Any Reid is a BYU alumnus with strong ties to the school and the BYU football program. That alone means they might be interested.

The Chiefs also don't really have a high-end backup quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes. Veteran journeyman Blaine Gabbert filled that role in 2023, but he'll be a free agent at the end of the season, and it never hurts to have a young, developmental backup QB on the roster.

Wilson can compete for the primary backup job in Kansas City and learn behind the best quarterback in the NFL today. Having a BYU alum and one of the best offensive minds in the sport develop him is the cherry on top.

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